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Old 07-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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class a slide out awning

replacing the outside seals on two slides of our motorhome curious on how to move the slide awning enough to reach the seal at the top just under the awning, to remove and install. Maybe someone has a simple solution
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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Depending of the brand of slideout topper; you can extend slideout about 6 to 8 inches and then pin the topper roller at the end caps. For an A&E, you should be able to rotate the tube, looking through the hole in the end cap find another hole in the axle and insert a nail, small screwdriver or carter pin. This will hold the tube spring from retracting. now remove the tube assembly from the bracket and fold it back onto the roof.
For a carefree you may have to drill a hole through the axle in alignment with a hole in the end caps.
Now with the roof only part of the way out you should be able to remove and replace the seal. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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When I had my slide seals replaced, they 'unwound' the awning and just laid it on top of the coach. They counted the turns when unwinding and put that number of turns back on when they put it back in place. Took two people to do the awning. Only one to do the seals.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:25 AM   #4
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thanks for info will tackle this weekend and give results
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #5
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When I did mine (Carefree) I drilled and pinned both ends - prior to realizing it just has the one spring in back. That was the only frustration to the job though. As mentioned, I ran the slide out a foot or so and sat the awning on it one end at a time. With both ends released, I moved to the center and sat it on the roof by myself, freeing up the roof of the slider for maintenance.
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